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3 July 2000 Submillimeter-wave receiver system for the Large Binocular Telescope
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The Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) will consist of two, 8.417 m, spin-cast, optical quality primary mirrors on a common azimuth-elevation mount. The center-to-center distance between the primaries is 14.417 m. The LBT is being constructed on a site known to have relatively low atmospheric opacity at submillimeter wavelengths. In this paper we describe a unique 350 micrometer heterodyne receiver system designed for use on the LBT. The optical quality of the primaries and their size will give the LBT a light gathering power more than twice that of existing submillimeter-wave telescopes.
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Christian Y. Drouet d'Aubigny, Christopher K. Walker, Christopher E. Groppi, John M. Hill, John H. Bieging, and Stephen M. Pompea "Submillimeter-wave receiver system for the Large Binocular Telescope", Proc. SPIE 4015, Radio Telescopes, (3 July 2000);


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